A great big THANK YOU to my family, friends and clients for making 2012 a huge success – this bouquet of flowers is just for you! ;)

I look forward to making – and preserving – lots of memories this year!





“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” Marc Brown

I love seeing families as they grow: both in numbers and size! And I was reminded of this, as I have a portrait session this week with this featured family of kids that I had the pleasure of capturing when they added their fifth. I can only imagine the daily handful, and I am so impressed how sweet the big brothers always are with the little ones, especially number four, their baby sister! I am still posting lots of portrait sessions from last year, but just had to share this one – and I will look forward to comparing these to their new portraits this year!





“Every child begins the world again…” ~Henry David Thoreau

I love new additions to the family, and this one was a sweet baby boy with the biggest baby blues! During that first year, which is so exciting yet exhausting for the family, I like to capture all of the tiny features, hands and feet during our portraits to document how little they were. And this 20×20 Baby Parts collage is the perfect showcase for all those bits and pieces. For this client, she had a special portrait she wanted to recreate just like a cousin had taken in the same outfit, and it turned out precious!





When the calendar turns to the beginning of the school year, I get excited for all of my fall photos shoots and taking great client portraits that also can be used for Christmas cards. Throughout my blog posts, I have featured how the photos were incorporated into cards, but I had a few extra favorites that I wanted to share, including my own. Last year, my friend Crystal held her annual fall South of Hampton trunk show, which featured the gorgeousness of Trabeautiful Designs, Bespoke Stationery from Nashville, TN. With a fab selection of custom-made stationery including announcements, invitations, social stationery, calling cards, and Christmas cards, several clients had unique cards created from their session. Top of the line quality combined with unique designs were the perfect compliment to my portraits!

In addition, many of my clients choose to order their holiday cards through my store fronts at either Minted.com or Tiny Prints, so click below to check them out:

Christy Fassnacht’s Minted.com storefront: http://www.christyfassnacht.minted.com

Christy Fassnacht’s Tiny Prints storefront: www.tinyprints.com/storefront/christyfassnacht

P.S. My fall is quickly booking up, so be sure to reserve your spot today for portraits!

* We ended up using the “blue” scarf photo (above), but I couldn’t resist popping in this red option!

And here’s the card that I sent out to our family and friends that I designed myself! I LOVE cards that have an actual photograph, so I really love to hand-craft my cards, and this year was no exception – I wanted a fun and colorful card to compliment the whimsical beach portraits I took in the fall. It turned out to be one of my most favorite cards ever! I do have card templates, if you are interested in something fresh and different!





“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” ~ Elain Heffner

I love this quote, and it seems appropriate as I feature precious shots of the newest addition – the fourth! – to a wonderful family.

This chunk-a-hunk of love has been so fun to capture over the past year at his milestones, and his personality shines in these portraits! Cheers!





“Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful? Isn’t she precious?” ~ Stevie Wonder

Newborns are so full of squishy love – and Baby C was the perfect model at week one! And she posed so nicely in a special hat that was one of her first gifts. We were lucky to have some wide-eyed time, and super sleepy mode. I simply adore newborns, and this Stevie Wonder song always makes me think of my own!





“A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.”
– Author Unknown

What a year it has been with this sweet baby: one of my “Milestones” clients that I have loved getting together with to capture the best moments of a baby’s first year. From the newborn shots and 1 year old cake smash, and the 3- 6- and 9-month sessions in between, there is quite a variety of fun photos to choose from. Contact me today to find out more about our baby “Milestones” packages, which includes discounted sitting fees for multiple session, plus prints!

Newborn

3 months old included shots of the fabulous Christening gown!

6 month and the sweetest baby blues!

9 month session – played in the tutus!

1 year old – one of my favorite baby portraits ever, plus cake smash-0-rama!

Happy Birthday – Thanks for sharing the year!





“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  ~ Thornton Wilder

I love shooting newborns and babies, and it brings me right back to when I had my own sweet children. I have been shooting this newborn throughout his first year, and wanted to share some newborn moments, as well as the 3 month christening gown shoot. Baby L’s grandmother handmade his spectacular christening gown, and it is one-of-a-kind, just like this little one!





“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!” Psalm 118

My nephew and godson was Christened this summer, and as all the Edison grandchildren have before him, he looked so special in his antique Christening dress that has been worn all the way back to his Great Grandfather, Papa.  And after a long day, what better way than to take a long sweet nap! We love you!

We dubbed this photo, “Chillaxin’”





“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” ~ Frank A. Clark

It was a crisp spring day when my nephew was born, and we had placed our bets that it would be a boy. We were greatly rewarded that he was a sweet, healthy and happy boy (named after my own saint of a mother-in-law), and were thrilled to capture his newborn photos during one of his first visits to Atlanta. Featured are some of the portraits from his newborn session, and we still just want to pinch his cheeks! Welcome to the world!





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